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Depression / Anxiety

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Newby Kim

Newby Kim Report 26 Jan 2008 15:55

I,ve just read this thread and have to say what amazing people you all are .
My Mum suffered from this all through my childhood and teenage years .She was hell to live with because in those days Dr,s just told you to "pull yourself together , find a hobby "
One day she,d be laughing and singing , next she,d be shouting and screaming at us ,even becoming physically violent packing her bags or threatening to stick her head in the Gas oven ..
It was really frightening for a child to witness .
Julie , I know what you had to put up with, he hasn,t changed and never will love . You did the right thing to get away and anytime you want to come down for a visit there,s always a room here for you . xxxx
((((HUGS)))) and I admire you all for your honesty and having the courage to deal with something that all too often is shoved under the carpet

Jude(sarf wales) 7602736

Jude(sarf wales) 7602736 Report 26 Jan 2008 15:57

Hello Carole - will return your pm:o))))

Farmer Giles - St Johns wort did'nt do anything for me but that stuff you drop on your tongue - bach remedies is very good, you put 4 drops on tongue and can take it ATLEAST 4 times aday:o))



Carole Report 26 Jan 2008 15:58

Caz what a lot you have to cope with. What can I say xx


Carole Report 26 Jan 2008 15:59

Jude I used that is helped I fotgot about it. Rescue Remedy isn't it?


Julie Report 26 Jan 2008 16:02

Hello Jude & Caz....nice to meet you.

Reading both your stories makes me feel glad to only be suffering as I am......proves things could be alot worse. You're both amazing people....n Jude, I feel for your son, I was a user, daily for 11 years, thought I couldn't cope without it....I'm lucky it didn't get me like that.....but it obvioulsy has had some affect on me..I don't even smoke cigarettes


Carole Report 26 Jan 2008 16:07

Thank you all for your support on here I'm off now. OH needs some attention!! xx See you later xx


Julie Report 26 Jan 2008 16:08

Hi Kim.....lovely to see you again. Thought you may have forgotton
I forgot you know my Ex, I thought the sun shone but I was wearing the wrong coloured glasses!!
Thats so nice of you to offer to put me up if I come down, was due to come today but not feeling up to the long drive.....might just hold you to


Julie Report 26 Jan 2008 16:08

Bye Carole...n Thank you xxxx


AnninGlos Report 26 Jan 2008 16:08

This thread started off as a support thread for those with depression and it has been a great success as far as I can see. I came on and read all your posts and I have to say it really does make me feel humble (to use an old fashioned word) that so many of you suffer debillitating illness with good humour (OK it may be your public 'face' but that is what is good about the thread, you can sound off about how you are but retain some humour. I feel humble because there are things I am no longer able to do because of a painful back, this makes me feel down, especially when my OH has to do all the gardening and I feel guilty about it. (He never complains), and I can no longer go hill walking in the Lake District, another thing we loved to do. However, unlike Caz, I can still walk, can walk 4/5 miles sometimes as long as it is flat. I don't need crutches or a wheelchair. So, thank you caz, for your humour on here and for making me see how lucky I am.

If anyone is fed up any time please don't think twice about pming me, I will always chat to you if I am on line and my shoulders are broad.



AnnCardiff Report 26 Jan 2008 16:12

Caz and Jude - no one minds if you go on and on for pages - really they don't. Talking about it really does help and when you read a thread like this you know you are certainly not alone which is a comfort.

Jude(sarf wales) 7602736

Jude(sarf wales) 7602736 Report 26 Jan 2008 16:15

What l have gone through is nothing to my son and alot of you lovely people. l am very very lucky - but at the same time it was'nt easy seeing my son so ill.
He was a user for about 5 yrs and used e's and acid on the odd occasion - docs said he was a user not an addict, thank god!! But he can't be in the same room as anyone else smoking it!!

Carole - yes thats it rescue remedy:o)) its perfectly safe as well. Did any of you watch the Elephant diaries - they used it on the baby Ellies:o))))

This is a brilliant thread Carole, welldone and well done to all of you:o))

jude sarf wales xxxx

Jude(sarf wales) 7602736

Jude(sarf wales) 7602736 Report 26 Jan 2008 16:19

C you later Carole:o))

jude :o) xx


Julie Report 26 Jan 2008 16:19

I must go now but I will be back to read more later.

Thank you Carole for giving me the oppurtunity to say all the things I have said on your must have known I needed it. Thank you everyone for adding n replying, its so good to read n realise we're not alone in our dark depressing's helped me a great deal n I promise I will ring GP tomorrow.

Ann.....thank you for PM's....means alot xxxxx


Julie Report 26 Jan 2008 16:22

If anyone wants to add me to their MSN please PM me.....I can be a shoulder aswell as need one. xxxx


YorkshireCaz Report 26 Jan 2008 16:25

Ann, gardening used to be my job and I loved it, only came in sometimes because it was too dark to see. Hubby has too much to do in the house so our garden is like a jungle now, nearly as big as well.
Isn't it awful with a painful back, I have had to be given a hospital bed because mine is so bad. On a morning hubby has to help me get out and I often wonder if them next door can hear us laughing and wonder what were up to.
Got a cuppa made for me now so I'll see you all later.

Caz xx

Malc /GG and Jackie

Malc /GG and Jackie Report 26 Jan 2008 16:28

I'm now down to 20mg cipralex and 5mg risperidone a day but may have to go back to 10mg risperadone again soon due to all the stress of the past 2 months


AnninGlos Report 26 Jan 2008 16:38

Malc, I am not surprised that you need extra help. You have really been through so much the past few months. I hope you will soon be able to feel that your mood has lifted. And you have the lovely Jackie to help you along which is wonderful.



AnnCardiff Report 26 Jan 2008 16:45

well now we know that we are all here to help each other if needed - isn't that nice!!
I think we are all absolutely lovely!!!

I bet there's not a chatroom anywhere on the web with such nice people on it



JoyBoroAngel Report 26 Jan 2008 16:46

ive never had the time

to be depressed xx

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 26 Jan 2008 16:49

Hi Carole,

I havent read the whole thread, have just logged on. I suffer on and off with anxiety and at times depression. My OH does too as do several friends and family members.

This thread is a wonderful idea. Mental health problems need bringing out into the open, especially as life becomes more and more pressurised.It is a huge problem world wide.

Love to all,

Caz xxxx